[[caption-width-right:335:A rare image of Sally that's actually [[{{NSFW}} SFW]].]]

''Sally Forth'' is the name of both a comic written by Wallace Wood and one of the comic's main characters. Sally Forth was published from 1968 until 1974 intended for US soldiers stationed overseas, and as such, had to prominently feature some female protagonist, resulting in Sally, officially a member of the military, spending most of her time out of her clothes, a predicament not necessarily dictated by the scenario. The strip first appeared in the June 1968 ''Military News'' tabloid from Armed Forces Diamond Sales; the strip later moved to ''Overseas Weekly,'' a tabloid for US servicemen serving outside North America, until April 1974.

While Sally is the title character, the main 'character' is in fact a unit of five soldiers: Q.P. Dahl (the brain), Wild Bill Yonder (the eyes), Kicky [=McCann=] and Hairy James (both muscle), and Sally Forth (archetypal blonde). They were also joined by the [[AmusingAlien martian]] Snorky for a while.

Note that, aside from the [[{{Fanservice}} omnipresent nudity]] of most female characters, ''Sally Forth'' was not a pornographic comic -- the stories themselves tended towards comedic action-adventure, and there was nothing more sexual than flirting.[[note]]In the original run of the comic that is; Wood did do some X-rated Sally stories in his "Gang Bang" adult comic[[/note]] Sally was silly fluff, good-natured fun.

Not to be confused with [[ComicStrip/SallyForthHoward the other Sally Forth comic]].

!!This comic provides examples of:

* AchievementsInIgnorance: At least for some time [[spoiler: until Snorky points out the helicopter he is in with Dahl should not be able to fly, causing it to fall at once.]]
* AmazonBrigade: The ''Tarzan'' parody features a tribe of naked, pterodactyl-riding warrior women.
* AmusingAlien: Snorky, the squad's resident martian.
* ArtisticAge: Lt. Dahl looks like a bald prepubescent child.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: The only thing harder than finding a picture of Sally clothed is finding a picture of Sally looking disheveled.
* BizarreAlienBiology: Mentioned [[RuleOfFunny for laughs]] one time; as Sally prepares to put on a shirt, Snorky wonders how she can see if she covers her [[GagBoobs eyes.]]
* CharacterTitle
* ConvectionSchmonvection: Played painfully straight in the ''Flash Gordon'' parody. Sally uses a rocket pack to fly around while she's ''completely naked,'' but doesn't suffer any injuries from doing so.
* CuteLittleFangs: Hairy James has a small pointy fang protruding from his lower lip.
* DamselInDistress: Sally, fairly frequently.
* DeadpanSnarker: Mostly Wild Bill Yonder.
* DirtyCommunists: A regular source for bad guys.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Sally's most frequent role was to distract enemy soldiers, guards, and other folks with her innate charms; the first time she saw action was when she lured a troop of Commies to their death by bathing in a river.
* DumbMuscle: Hairy James, who is drawn in a decided simian manner, complete with extruding jawline and sloped forehead.
* {{Ecchi}}: A rare American example (that even predates the term), since there's lots of nudity but no actual sexual content.
* EpunymousTitle: To "sally forth" means to set out on an adventure.
* EvilIsPetty: Frequently invoked to make it ''very clear'' to the reader who the bad guys are. For one example, the Presidente of [[LatinLand Rio El Gringo]] has [[MsFanservice sexy naked women]] hanging around his imperial palace to ogle and ride on as desired.
* ExcusePlot: Most of the storylines count as such.
* EyeOnAStalk: Snorky's eyes are suspended from his head on two short stalks.
* FanService: The whole point of the comic.
* FreakyFridayFlip: Happens to Sally and the KillerGorilla during the ''Film/KingKong'' parody.
* HadTheSillyThingInReverse: One time, when the country of Rottenbad was testing a new robot, a scientist fires a bazooka at it. Unfortunately, the bazooka was aimed backwards and hits the President instead.
* HoldYourHippogriffs: Snorky does this from time to time.
-->"There's more than one way to gobl a knog! That's an old martian proverb."
* IdenticalStranger: After being captured by savage tribesmen, the squad escapes when Hairy disguises himself as one of them... just by taking his shirt off.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl[=/=]ReluctantFanserviceGirl: Sally, who's almost always naked and doesn't find anything unusual about it.
** Lampshaded in one exchange:
--->'''Lt. Dahl:''' Get these civilian clothes on...\\
'''Sally:''' Aren't they a little out of style?\\
'''Lt. Dahl:''' If your luck runs true to form, they won't stay on long enough for anyone to notice!
* KillerGorilla: Appears in a ''Film/KingKong'' parody, complete with KingKongClimb.
* LatinLand: Several stories take place in fictional Central American countries, such as Rio de Gringo and the Republic of San Forizo.
* LiteralMinded: Sally, whenever it's funny.
-->'''Dahl:''' Battle stations! Strip for action!\\
''(Sally quickly undresses)''
* LivingCrashpad: In the ''Flash Gordon'' parody, Sally defeats Mung the Merciless when she loses control of her {{jetpack}} and crashes into him.
* LoopholeAbuse: In one story, Snorky gets out of filling out a pile of government forms by exploiting the fact that he's a martian and technically doesn't exist in the government bureaucracy. The bureaucrats [[LaserGuidedAmnesia instantly forget he was there.]]
* LysistrataGambit: In one story, a duplicate of Sally leads a [[UsefulNotes/{{Feminism}} Women's Lib]] rally on the Pentagon, proposing to end the Vietnam War this way.
* MsFanService: Sally, in essence. But just about any girl in the comic as well.
* TheNapoleon: Lt. Q.P. Dahl is half the height of everyone else.
** Often depicted with the leaders of foreign countries.
* NationalStereotypes: Invoked frequently and shamelessly.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Snorky will "rediscover" innate abilities on an as-needed basis, such as invisibility.
* {{Parody}}: In addition to general-purpose military and espionage adventures, ''Sally Forth'' frequently parodied popular works such as ''Franchise/{{Tarzan}}'' and ''Franchise/FlashGordon''.
* OnlyOneFemaleMold: Pretty much every woman in the comic is just Sally with different hair.
* PunnyName: Most of the characters' names.
* RobotMe: The President of Rottenbad plans to substitute world leaders with robot duplicates.
* {{Rule 34}}: In 1980, Wood published two pornographic ''Sally Forth'' stories for the adult comic book series ''Gang Bang.''
* SceneryCensor: Plenty, as the comic was not X-rated and never went beyond nudity, with critical parts hidden behind just about every conceivable prop (including other characters, possibly also nude).
* ShrinkRay: Becomes an important plot element in the ''Flash Gordon'' parody adventure.
* SpiderSense: Snorky sometimes invoked his "martian sixth sense" that informed him of plot-relevant information.
* TheSquadette: Technically, Sally is this, as she began as a recruit in Dahl's commando unit.